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Centre woman found dead; her son charged with murder

Centre woman found dead; her son charged with murder

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The body of a missing Cherokee County, Alabama, woman was found Sunday and her son has been charged with her murder, according to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver.

EDITORIAL: Churches need to avoid political quagmire

EDITORIAL: Churches need to avoid political quagmire

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Jesus said his followers are blessed when they are persecuted for his name’s sake. He did not say they would be blessed for being stupid and s…

GUEST COLUMN: We need more grace and less privilege

GUEST COLUMN: We need more grace and less privilege

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“There but for the grace of God go I.” I grew up in my Baptist heritage with that phrase. In my experience it was most often spoken in regard …

Clay Bennett Cartoon

Clay Bennett Cartoon

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Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

BASEBALL: Vikings complete sweep

BASEBALL: Vikings complete sweep

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The Berry College Vikings upped their record to 5-3 after winning the final game against the Emory & Henry Wasps with a final score of 6-5.

LACROSSE: Berry men lose to Hampden-Sydney

LACROSSE: Berry men lose to Hampden-Sydney

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Hampden-Sydney men 14, Berry 11

BERRY LACROSSE: Berry women’s lacrosse team falls

BERRY LACROSSE: Berry women’s lacrosse team falls

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Keiley Ayers scored twice as the Berry College women’s lacrosse team fell to Illinois Wesleyan College 14-5 on Sunday afternoon.

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'A callous and malicious act': Walker County authorities searching for cattle killers

'A callous and malicious act': Walker County authorities searching for cattle killers

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The Walker County Sheriff's Department is looking for the persons who killed two calves, including one mutilated for its meat.

2 dead, 1 injured in what Calhoun police are calling a murder-suicide

2 dead, 1 injured in what Calhoun police are calling a murder-suicide

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Calhoun police detectives spent Saturday following up on leads related to a murder-suicide that resulted in two deaths and a female with a gun…

Westside Elementary special education teacher arrested on cruelty to children, battery charges

Westside Elementary special education teacher arrested on cruelty to children, battery charges

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Cedartown police say a Westside Elementary School special-education teacher accused of abusing a student in the classroom was in the Polk Coun…

Woman's remains found in vacant Van Wert house over the weekend

Woman's remains found in vacant Van Wert house over the weekend

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Unidentified remains are waiting for an autopsy at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab after a woman was found dead in a vacant Van …

Catoosa County attempted murder suspect Weldon now in custody

Catoosa County attempted murder suspect Weldon now in custody

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A two-day manhunt in Catoosa County for Wesley Gage Weldon ended Thursday night, Jan. 26, when authorities were able to track him down and get…

LaFayette murder suspected charged with feticide

LaFayette murder suspected charged with feticide

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David Ryan Walker, the 29-year-old LaFayette man accused of murdering his pregnant girlfriend, has now been charged with feticide.

Investigators confirm LaFayette murder victim was pregnant, strangled

Investigators confirm LaFayette murder victim was pregnant, strangled

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The Walker County Sheriff's Department, in a press release sent out Monday, Jan. 23, confirmed that the 29-year-old LaFayette woman murdered b…

LaFayette man charged with murdering girlfriend arrested for drugs last year

LaFayette man charged with murdering girlfriend arrested for drugs last year

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A LaFayette man accused of killing his live-in girlfriend has a criminal arrest record for drugs, officials said.

LaFayette man charged with killing girlfriend

LaFayette man charged with killing girlfriend

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A 29-year-old LaFayette man killed his live-in girlfriend Sunday evening, Jan. 15, Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson said Monday.

Search still on for possible 5th victim after vehicle goes off dock in Alabama

Search still on for possible 5th victim after vehicle goes off dock in Alabama

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CENTRE, Ala. (AP) — The search continued Thursday for a fifth person after a vehicle drove off a boat landing in northeastern Alabama on Tuesd…

Months-long, multistate Drug Task Force investigation leads to three arrests and seizures in Silver Creek

Months-long, multistate Drug Task Force investigation leads to three arrests and seizures in Silver Creek

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A Thursday press release from the Polk County Drug Task Force provided information about the conclusion of a months-long investigation into a …

Cedartown man charged with murder of Ella Pointer

Cedartown man charged with murder of Ella Pointer

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CEDARTOWN — A Cedar­town man already in jail on a probation violation charge is now facing multiple charges in the death of a baby at the end …

Woman's body found on Industrial Park Road in Cartersville

Woman's body found on Industrial Park Road in Cartersville

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The body of a 36-year-old white woman was found around 5 a.m. Monday morning, according to the Cartersville Police Department

Berry employee Jessica Yates killed in wreck

Berry employee Jessica Yates killed in wreck

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SUMMERVILLE — A Chattooga County resident who worked at Berry College’s Memorial Library was killed in a wreck Friday night, according to Chat…

Winters, Heiskell, Loudermilk opposed

Winters, Heiskell, Loudermilk opposed

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Voters in Chattooga and Walker counties will choose their sole county commissioner today and Bartow County has contested state and federal leg…

Update: GBI says autopsy of toddler who died in Polk County is done but details still pending

Update: GBI says autopsy of toddler who died in Polk County is done but details still pending

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Update: The GBI said the autopsy examination for Ella Pointer has been completed by a GBI medical examiner.  At this time, the results (cause …

Drivers warned about change to Ga. 20 in Cartersville

Drivers warned about change to Ga. 20 in Cartersville

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CARTERSVILLE — The Georgia Department of Transportation is advising drivers in Cartersville that old Ga. 20 is scheduled to be closed to throu…

Fort Oglethorpe police receive complaints of “creepy” clowns chasing residents

Fort Oglethorpe police receive complaints of “creepy” clowns chasing residents

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Fort Oglethorpe police have received complaints in the past two days of suspicious people dressed as clowns frightening area residents.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College celebrates opening of Catoosa County campus in Ringgold

Georgia Northwestern Technical College celebrates opening of Catoosa County campus in Ringgold

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Georgia Northwestern Technical College completed a huge milestone Monday, Sept. 19, when school administrators and government officials celebr…

F1 Williams team retains Di Resta as reserve driver for 2017

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LONDON (AP) — British driver Paul Di Resta has been retained as reserve driver for the Willi…

Quick fix: Zeman turns last-place Pescara around in 3 days

Quick fix: Zeman turns last-place Pescara around in 3 days

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ROME (AP) — Turnarounds don't get much quicker than this.

Wolff, Lauda renew deals at F1 champion Mercedes

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BRACKLEY, England (AP) — Two leading officials at Formula One team Mercedes have signed new …

Famine declared in part of South Sudan by government and UN

Famine declared in part of South Sudan by government and UN

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KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Famine has been declared in two counties of South Sudan, according to…

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's view at odds with events of the week

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's view at odds with events of the week

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In the Washington week that wasn't, President Donald Trump's new administr…

Atlanta, other cities eye test tracks for self-driving cars

Atlanta, other cities eye test tracks for self-driving cars

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ATLANTA (AP) — Self-driving vehicles could begin tooling down a bustling Atlanta street full…

Centre woman found dead; her son charged with murder

Centre woman found dead; her son charged with murder

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The body of a missing Cherokee County, Alabama, woman was found Sunday and her son has been charged with her murder, according to Cherokee Cou…

Update: Cartersville police looking for driver who struck and killed pedestrian

Update: Cartersville police looking for driver who struck and killed pedestrian

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Cartersville police are looking for a driver who struck and killed a pedestrian Wednesday night near the intersection of Hwy. 20 and Hwy. 411 …

Whitfield Co. sheriff's deputy charged with child molestation in Bartow Co.

Whitfield Co. sheriff's deputy charged with child molestation in Bartow Co.

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A Whitfield County Sheriff's Deputy was arrested Thursday in connection with a 2016 child molestation in Bartow County, officials said.